Warriors' Durant apologizes for Game 1 ejection, distraction

Warriors' Durant apologizes for Game 1 ejection, distraction

The only way the Clippers can hang in this series is to hope the Warriors turn the ball over, get lazy on defense and let irritants like Patrick Beverley get them off their game. Both players were ejected after the play.

The first set of double technicals came with five minutes to play as the officials attempted to rein in the emotions in the game. Both were face-to-face on several occasions during the game.

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr wanted his team to watch the end of the Masters, where Tiger Woods reigned supreme.

This was Durant's second career postseason ejection, whereas, it's Beverley's third. "We talked about it the last couple of days".

For his part, Clippers coach Doc Rivers was less than pleased with the officiating in the opener.

Stephen Curry unleashed 38 points, shooting 8-of-12 from beyond the arc to pass Ray Allen (385) with 386 to become the all-time leader for three-points made in the playoffs. Chief among Kerr's concerns is that seven accumulated technical fouls during the playoffs earns a one-game suspension. On the court, it was Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell that made the difference, combining for 51 of the Clippers' 104. Later on, the eighth-seeded Clippers look to even things up qith the defending-champion Warriors after suffering a 17-point loss in Game 1.

In the win, Kevin Durant added an additional 23 points, four rebounds and three assists before getting ejected.

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